Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Selsley, Kings Stanley
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Selsley Hill (B4066), Stanley End,
Selsley, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1863, but we understand it was closed in 1972.

This former place of worship first came to my attention in a notice in The London Gazette of 1st February 1972 (p.1307) as one of the buildings on that date which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified in accordance with the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855". Its address was recorded as "Methodist Chapel, Stanley End, King's Stanley", and its original certification was dated 14th December 1863.

Its location is indicated on early Old Maps, in a plot between what is now the Old Vicarage and the former School House. It seems to have been a small square building, close to the road, which now appears to have been demolished, though it is still possible to see what may have been its gateway. "Stanleyend" is the name of a nearby farm. It is also mentioned by the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.266-267 (Kings Stanley - Nonconformity) as a small brick chapel, built 1863, which continued in use until around 1965 - seemingly several years before it was de-registered for worship.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO8345604064. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 10:49.

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This Report was created 20 Aug 2017 - 07:01:45 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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